Behrooz Fattahi, 2010 SPE President and 2014 American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) President, was honored with the Orange County Engineering Council President’s Award. He is the president of EnerTrain Institute, which provides heavy oil recovery training and consulting. He has more than 37 years of experience in the industry and mostly recently worked for Aera Energy as heavy oil development coordinator and retired as learning adviser in 2014. Before joining the petroleum industry, he conducted research for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation. Before becoming SPE president, he had served on the SPE Board in other roles and was a member of several committees, including chairman of the SPE Continuing Education Committee, member of the President’s Learning Initiative Task Force, and executive editor of the SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering journal. He holds PhD degrees in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
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